Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

February 7 - April 2, 2017

From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem Ken Ludwig, comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case! Equal parts adventure and comedy, Baskerville finds Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson attempting to crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 30 characters! Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be. From first clue to final curtain, Baskerville is a fast moving, pulse-pounding, and murderously funny ride!

Meet The Cast

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Van Wilmott

Artistic Director

Welcome to the Mayfield Dinner Theatre and our production of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Similar in style to Mayfield favorite The 39 Steps, five actors play over 30 characters! One can imagine the chaos both on stage and off. In a piece like this, the crew backstage are the hardest working people in show business, and the design team has done an amazing job! It is their work that enables and coaxes your imagination, to make things happen that are really quite impossible! Baskerville shines in its madness. The actors are top drawer and director John Kirkpatrick does a great job making sure this all makes some kind of sense. Strap yourself in. I know you will love the journey you are about to embark upon! We are dedicated to making your evening of live theatre a memorable experience at the Mayfield and welcome any feedback on your experience! Thank you for your patronage and for supporting live theatre.

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John Kirkpatrick

Director

John is an award-winning actor/director and former Artistic Director of the Freewill Shakespeare Festival. Recent Mayfield Dinner Theatre directing credits include: Don’t Dress For Dinner, Deathtrap, 9-5: The Musical!, Boeing, Boeing, and The 39 Steps. Elsewhere: Human Remains (Studio Theatre), The Tempest, Julius Caesar, and Macbeth (Freewill Shakespeare Festival). Recent acting credits include: The Hypochondriac, Macbeth, As You Like It, Hamlet, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Love’s Labours Lost and Christina, The Girl King (Stratford Festival), A Christmas Carol, A Few Good Men, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Julius Caesar, Noises Off, and Fully Committed (Citadel Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Mayfield Dinner Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Lear (The Freewill Shakespeare Festival), The Gift of the Coat, and The Age of Arousal (Alberta Theatre Projects). Enjoy the show!

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Chris Bullough

Actor 2

Chris Bullough is an Edmonton based actor, director, producer, co-Artistic Director of wishbone theatre, Artistic Associate with Toy Guns Dance Theatre, and dad to two incredible kids. As an actor, Chris has had the pleasure of working with many professional and independent companies in Edmonton and across Western Canada, including Freewill Shakespeare Festival, Citadel Theatre, Theatre Network, Kill Your Television, Teatro La Quindicina, Shadow Theatre, Workshop West Theatre, Globe Theatre in Regina and Theatre Calgary. A recent graduate of the U of A’s MFA Directing Program, Chris’s thesis production, Or The Whale, was an adaptation of Hermen Melville’s Moby Dick, created by himself, Michael Peng, wishbone theatre, and a lot of other incredible people in association with the University of Alberta Drama Department. It’s been six years since Chris was last seen on the Mayfield stage in The 39 Steps, and he’s very excited to be back!  Bon appetite, and enjoy the show!

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Kevin Corey

Actor 1

Past shows Kevin has performed in here at the Mayfield are Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Deathtrap. Other shows he has been a part of include The Hollow, Dial M for Murder, and The Ends of the Earth (Vertigo Theatre, Calgary), The Crucible, One Man Two Guvnors, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Calgary), The Wizard of OZ, Seussical the Musical, Charlotte’s Web, and Tyland (ATP, Calgary), A Few Good Men, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, and A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre), ten seasons with The Free Will Shakespeare Festival, as well as touring the country and abroad with The Black Rider for November Theatre and The Blue Orphan with Catalyst Theatre. Recent TV credits include Fargo, Hell on Wheels, and Heartland.

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Amber Lewis

Actress 1

Amber is delighted to be back at The Mayfield where she last performed in Don’t Dress for Dinner. Other stage credits include: Burning Bluebeard (Sterling Award nomination) (Edmonton Actors Theatre/Theatre Network), The Merry Wives of Windsor (2012 & 2016 remount), Romeo & Juliet, King John, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Othello, The Comedy of Errors, Falstaff and Henry V (Bard on the Beach), Gideon’s Knot (SkirtsAfire), The End of Civilization, Adult Entertainment (Punctuate! Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest, The Philanderer (Arts Club), The Ugly One (Plan B Collective) and Saint Joan (Chemainus Theatre). Film and TV: It’s Not My Fault (Mosaic Entertainment), Supernatural (CW), Shattered (Global) and Skew (Sleep Apnea Productions). Next up: The Winter’s Tale and ‘Beatrice’ in Much Ado About Nothing at Bard on the Beach. Amber is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School in Toronto

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George Szilagyi

Sherlock Holmes

George cut his theatre teeth on murder mysteries, appearing in a summer stock production of Sleuth as a university student in his hometown of Lethbridge.  At the climax of the play, the gun he was to fire to kill his fellow actor failed to go off, forcing him to “strangle” the actor, who started laughing.  He had to pause while the actor said the final line of the play, still laughing, and then killed him with a final bout of “strangling” just as the police car pulled up outside the manor.  He knocked over the props table as he exited, and was furious during the curtain call.  He has since learned to laugh about it.  Enjoy the show.

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Ashley Wright

Watson

Ashley Wright is a professional actor/director/playwright based in Toronto. He has performed at most major theatres across the country (including Bard on the Beach, The Citadel Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, Globe Theatre, MTC, Tarragon, Theatre Passe Muraille, Canadian Stage, National Arts Centre, Neptune Theatre, and The Stratford Festival), as well as the United States and Hong Kong. He has won Sterling Awards for Outstanding Actor (Of Mice and Men), Outstanding Director and Playwright (Silent Words), and has been nominated for a Dora Award (Of Mice and Men) and a Jessie Award (Merry Wives of Windsor). Ashley received his BFA from the University of Victoria, and his MFA in Directing from the University of Alberta.

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